can you get 9mm bolt thru adaptors for hope pro 2 hubs ?

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  • Premier Icon firestarter
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    ive got a 9mm rws bolt thru on my full sus and wondered if i can get adaptors to make my hope pro 2 front hub to take 9mm bolt thru . cheers

    Premier Icon singlespeedstu
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    Drill the QR adaptors out with a 9mm drill.

    Premier Icon firestarter
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    i thought of this but dont have a vice a drill or indeed any technical ability im limited to shooting guns and putting out fires lol

    IA
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    I asked hope. They don’t make them, but said they’d consider it if there’s enough demand.

    So send them an email, let them know the demand is out there.

    You’d need a lathe to drill them out properly, if it’s not perfectly concentric you’ll get disc wear issues.

    Also, there’s not much (5mm each side) left to support the wheel on the skewer, so with bigger discs at least you end up with some wear on the skewer (from pics I’ve seen). If/when I get around to making some, I’d also turn some spacers on a lathe to spread the load better.

    Premier Icon firestarter
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    ive just mailed hope. cant be that hard for them to do can it lol

    Premier Icon vinnyeh
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    betd would probably knock something up. Don’t know what the cost would be though.

    AdamM
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    Guys on MTBR have machined/lathed the ProII QR adapters to suit but agreed, it’s not really a suitable long term solution.

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    i got the engineers in my work to drill them out on the pillar drill, but they fuct it up!

    i really wish hope would make some

    ive emailed em too

    AdamM
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    I reckon we should also email Hope suggesting they offer a competing 9mm axle… RWS is pretty good but quite expensive. However, for the riders out there who can’t afford (or don’t want) to change their forks to bolt through but who have ProII hubs, 9mm bolt through is a great interim or permanent solution that is significantly better than a normal QR.

    Now where’s that email address for Hope…

    IA
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    A 9mm wouldn’t even need to be QR. They could just make a nutted (at one end) thru axle in alu like you get at the back end of DH bikes. Nice and light and would do the job.

    AdamM
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    Exactly. I reckon there’s space in the market for a cheap, simple and robust alternative to DT’s RWS, especially if ProII (and Bulb) adapters were available.

    richc
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    sounds good, I will email them also.

    dicky
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    Just a thought but you could buy one of the on-one 456 front hubs which are 9mm and come with a 9mm QR skewer. I got mine for £25 but I’ve seen they are going for £15 in the current sale. Even if you throw away the hub (!) you still get a 9mm skewer a lot cheaper than a DT RWS. I’ve got the hub and skewer on some Revelations and because of the wide clamping area it seems to stiffen the fork up significantly.

    paulwf
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    I got a 456 hub today, but I only paid £10 for it (its now 15). The 20mm to 9mm adaptor unscrews – I am hoping it will fit into the 20mm pro2 conversion.
    The 20mm should arrive tomorrow, so I will let you know if it works or not.

    paulwf
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    It won’t work with the Hope adaptors immediately, but I am going to get the machined down at work.

    The 456 hub obviously needs adaptors to go from 9mm to QR

    richc
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    got any pictures of the on-one adaptors and skewer? as I am tempted to put a 9mm axle on one of my bikes.

    Premier Icon nixie
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    Has anyone tried the DT 9mm adaptors in a Pro II?

    scu98rkr
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    I’ve managed to get hold of some converters and Im using these axles/quick releases

    http://pictures.kyozou.com/pictures/_7/6003/6002940.jpg

    Seems quite stiff, but easy to take the wheel in and out but the axles are quite heavy.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Can’t I just drill out the QR adapters on my ProII?

    richc
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    yes, but they have to be square or else the wheel will be wonky, and people aren’t sure if the small surface area of the drilled out adapter will wear through the 9mm axle.

    Hence it’s worth emailing hope to let them know that there is a demand for these adapters.

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    It really does seem like a silly gap in the market here that no one is paying attention to,
    using QRs based on road biking standard is crazy when dropouts will take a larger and stiffer axle

    especially in these financially unsure times
    i wish i could afford 150 quids worth of new lowers and then new brakes and hub adaptors to fit a QR15s

    i managed to track down a 10mm/ 9mm QR axle set from ebay US about half the price of 1 rws skewer

    ive upgraded my back end but (pro II) but cant upgrade the front

    surely hope could do some of their excellent QR skewers in 9 and 10mm in a kit with adaptors for their hubs
    let a lot of folks upgrade their older bikes and swipe some business away from the very expensive DTswiss

    even a tube 15mm external and 9mm internal would let you use the qr 15 adaptors with your 9mm axle

    right im off to email BETD and see what they say!

    Premier Icon nixie
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    scu98rkr, where did you get the converters from? It wasn’t the set that was sold in the classifieds on here was it?

    scu98rkr
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    I found them on ebay. Chumba were selling loads of them but they seem to have stopped now.

    This was the link

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Chumba-Racing-9%2F10-mm-Quick-Release-Skewers_W0QQitemZ310051139348QQcmdZViewItem?IMSfp=TL08051614134a23425

    To be honest I wish I’d brought a second pair cant find them anywhere now.

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    i got the same chumba QRs and they are ace!

    ive emailed betd and hope but no replies yet

    julianwilson
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    …so are those 456 hubs any stiffer then? I might get one in the sale for a rainy day.

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    here are some NC17 10mm qr
    link

    and i think they are the same as these
    crc

    tho it seems that since the chumba ones have disapeared you cant get any 9mm from QRS unles you wanna pay dtswiss prices

    AdamM
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    I think if you’re going to bother with 9mm front/10mm rear axles then they need to have something other than a regular QR lever to clamp them or you’re not really going to gain that much. Clamping force is as important as axle stiffness. I’d settle for a really simply nut/bolt style arrangement myself…

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    using a 10mm QR on my rear end was noticeably stiffer over a regular QR
    at least on my kona dawg

    scu98rkr
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    yeah I think it would be best it some one could cheaply produce them with just a allen key end.

    Nut a bolt is annoying as you have to carry a spanner as well as allen keys.

    IA
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    They should do it like a lot of DH axles:

    One end has a hole drilled thru the cross section, so you can slide any old allen key into it to hold it steady, then the other end can be an allen bolt.

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    erm just got this back from hope??

    We make a 9mm conversion for our Pro 2 hubs to suit the DT axle. These
    are available through all good bike shops.

    Customer Service

    Hope Technology
    Fernbank Mill
    Fernbank Avenue
    Barnoldswick
    Lancashire
    BB18 5UX

    scu98rkr
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    Hmm When I’ve emailed them they said they didnt any idea of price ?

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    They’re not on Wiggle, at least they weren’t the other day.

    Premier Icon firestarter
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    do they mean a standard one. Ive not had a reply but cant find any info or links to a nine mil one

    IA
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    Yeah, I’ve seen their QR adapters listed as 9mm in places, cos they fit a 9mm dropout.

    K
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    I can machine(using a lathe) out your QR bits to 9mm and 10mm on the rear if needed, have done it with bulb hubs.

    Email me if you want it doing

    AdamM
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    We make a 9mm conversion for our Pro 2 hubs to suit the DT axle. These
    are available through all good bike shops.

    Hmmm, never seen them listed anywhere before now! And contradicting answers to others… think someone’s got confused about normal QR adapters.

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    heres the email i sent to them….
    Hi was wondering if you guys had any plans to make any 9mm qr adaptors for your hubs
    cant afford an upgrade of new lowers or new forks but ive got hold of a 9mm QR axle

    even a metal tube with 15mm external and 9mm internal diameter would let me run the axle with some qr 15 adaptors, but at a weight penalty i suppose

    infact if you made some of your QR axles in oversize 9mm and sold them with adaptors to fit your hubs i reckon you would make a killing and probably swipe some business from dtswiss too as their RWS skewers are nice but very pricey

    cheers

    Chris

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Just back from the LBS – no 9mm adapters listed in their latest Hope catalogue.

    I think I’ll just drill out my QR adapters (with a pillar drill), and get some more if it f*cks up.

    richc
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    I got the same email from Hope so they must be out there. Unfortunately they aren’t doing any adapters for Bulbs tho.

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